Here and now is the name of this blog and are two of the most important words for me personally. They got my attention again when I was searching for a new water bottle the other day and stumbled upon a brand with the same name. A nice reminder to be present and to live in the moment.
It’s been about four months since I wrote on this blog the last time. Somehow I didn’t have much inspiration. The desire to write was there from time to time, but I didn’t know what to write about, until I started thinking about the words Here and Now again. Focusing on this particular moment and to realize the value of today, of this day, can make you really happy. It is very easy to long for a moment in the future, like when the pandemic will be over or when you have a new job or find the love of your life, but to postpone your happiness until then is a waste of time. There will always be something to wish for, but if you make your happiness conditional to that, you’ll never be happy. The key is to realize that you can choose to be happy now. There is always something that’s bad, but there are also always things that are very good. Focus on the good things. Stop reading for a moment and think of three things that are good right now.
Did you do it? Do you notice if you feel better than a minute ago? Even if you feel only a bit better, that’s already a step in the right direction. You can decide to enjoy this day, whatever it’ll bring you. It’s often in the small things, like the sun shining or enjoying your first cup of coffee in the morning. Don’t let those things pass by as normal, but take a moment to enjoy it. Be Here and Now.
Here and Now is the only time and place where you can live. The past and the future are only in your thoughts. It’s okay to make plans and dream big dreams. In fact, my life motto is to ‘Never Stop Dreaming’, but while you do that, make sure to also fully live this day. Today only comes one time and once it’s over, you can never get it back. It’s your choice what you do with this day. Will you choose to be happy and enjoy today?